2018 took an even slower start than 2017, in speed as well as in distance. Weather and illness were definite factors, but the biggest problem has been motivation. Recovery and improvement will be a work in progress.
Kharlie stopped running in early November due to plantar fasciitis in the right foot; he plans to resume gradually as the condition improves.
Races in 2018
- Chasing Chad’s Sundown Dash (5K)
Monterey Park, Janesville
August 1, 2018 at 7 pm
3.11 mi / 27:38.6 (8:54 pace)
- My first time running Chasing Chad’s Sundown Dash, at Monterey Park
in Janesville, WI. It was a mostly cloudy summer night, about 81 °F
with dew point 63 °F and a light northwest breeze. I pushed the pace
a little (after all, it was a race) so I was fairly winded throughout
but felt pretty good. My finish time was a pleasant surprise, as I was
aiming for 29 minutes.
Overall, 63rd of 141
All Males, 35th of 63
Males 60 and over, 2nd of 6
- Paint the Town Yellow 5K
Palmer Park, Janesville
October 6, 2018 at 9:30 am
3.11 mi / 28:29 (9:10 pace)
- This was officially just a “fun run” so there were no race bibs or times taken. I pushed the pace a little, but less than I would for a more serious race. Finished strong and felt like I could have done it again. After the race, I had water and a banana and chatted with other runners before coming home.